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abasement

Noun

1 a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken [syn: degradation, abjection]
2 depriving one of self-esteem [syn: humiliation]

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Etymology

Compare French abaissement

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /əˈbeɪs.mənt/

Noun

  1. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bump, bust, casting down, comedown, debasement, deflation, degradation, degrading, demotion, depluming, descent, disgrace, disgrading, displuming, downgrading, dump, embarrassment, hangdog look, humbled pride, humbling, humiliation, letdown, mortification, put-down, reduction, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-diminishment, setdown, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, stripping of rank
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